Letters, Testimony & Comments

Dear Chairman Schapiro: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) for the opportunity to submit comments on a proposed rule to address whether short sale price restrictions or...
Re: Release No. 33-8982; File No. S7-27-08; Roadmap for the Potential Use of Financial Statements Prepared in Accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards by U.S. Issuers Dear Chairman Schapiro: The Biotechnology Industry...
Re: BIO submits comments to EITF 08-1   Dear Mr. Golden: On behalf of its members, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is pleased to provide comments on the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) Issue No. 08-1, “...
  RE: BIO Comments on EITF 08-9 Dear Chairman Golden:   On behalf of its members, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is pleased to provide comments on the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) Issue No. 08-9...
RE: Exposure Draft on Amendments to FASB Interpretation of FIN 46(R) Dear Chairman Herz: On behalf of its members, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is pleased to provide comments on the FASB’s proposed...
On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I am writing to express our strong support for $500 million for Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Act, a new initiative at the National Industries of Health (NIH) that was authorized in...
We respectfully request that the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies include funding for the newly-enacted Cures Acceleration Network in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Labor-HHS...
On behalf of its members, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to provide comments on the proposed rulemaking by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) which prescribes policies and procedures for awarding...
  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Docket Number: [100407180-0225-02] Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Notice of Availability of Funds; Amendment AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and...
Assuring Vaccination of Children and Adolescents without Financial Barriers A Report of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee I. Purposes of this report In September 2006, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) formed a Vaccine...
Promoting Health and Preventing Disease: Childhood and Adult Vaccine Updates and Recommendations  
Draft Strategic National Vaccine Plan, 11/26/08 Preface: Letter from the Assistant Secretary for Health Given the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the prevention of an expanding number of infectious diseases, it is important that we...
We are experiencing an unparalleled period of advancement and innovation in the life sciences globally that continues to transform our way of life. Whether augmenting our ability to provide health care and protect the environment, or expanding our...
Time and again in our Nation's history, Americans have risen to meet -and to shape- moments of transition. This must be one of those moments. We live in a time of sweeping change. The success of free nations, open markets and social progress...
Agriculture and Weed Resistance Weeds are the second most significant agricultural problem, second only to soil erosion. The fact is growers must control weeds or they will suffer crop loss. Growers can control weeds by using clean equipment...
AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY BENEFITS FARMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT In Response to Report Criticizing Herbicide and Pesticide Use and Biotech Seed Prices SUMMARY: The Organic Center (TOC), the Union for Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Center for...
Agricultural biotechnology is helping farmers grow food sustainably. The Obama Administration has made global food security a top priority in which American agriculture must play a key role. Biotechnology allows farmers to grow more food on less...
Experts Agree on Biotech's Contributions to Agriculture Stability "Advances in the genetic engineering of plants have provided enormous benefits to American farmers. I believe that we can continue to modify plants safely with new...